Thirteenth Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas
November 10–12, 2022
hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison
Joe Salmons, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachyl Hietpas, email@example.com
Mirva Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Moquin, email@example.com
Charlotte Vanhecke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference format: We are planning to have both face-to-face and virtual options, with the face-to-face depending on circumstances in fall of 2022. There is no registration fee.
Keynote speakers: Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto
Catherine Stafford, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Naomi Nagy will deliver the inaugural Janne Bondi Johannessen Celebration Lecture. This lecture will be held in memory of Prof. Janne Bondi Johannessen, founder of WILA, and is intended to honor someone who embodies Janne’s values, especially collaboration, involvement with and encouragement of younger scholars, and dedicated contribution to the full spectrum of heritage language linguistics.
Abstract Submission Information: Abstracts can be submitted until 15 July 2022. Decisions will be announced in mid-August. Please inform us with your abstract submission if you plan to attend in-person or virtually.
The Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas is an annual conference focused on heritage language research, broadly understood. WILA began in 2010 as a conference on "Investigating Immigrant Languages in America" at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Since then, host universities have alternated between the United States and Europe. Research on migrant and heritage languages includes work on bilingual grammars, social correlates of language, factors that drive language transmission and loss, and historical and political factors. Since its inception, WILA has stressed that range and worked to increase cross-linguistic comparisons of all sorts, including different languages / dialects, different contact settings and different historical periods up to the present. The theme of WILA13 is comparative research. Submissions on this theme are especially welcome but work on heritage languages from other perspectives is likewise welcome. We invite abstracts for 30-minute presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions) and posters on any aspect of the linguistics of heritage languages in the Americas (e.g., structural, historical, sociolinguistic, or experimental). Abstracts should be no more than 500 words, but may include a second page for data, graphics, and references.
Abstracts will be accepted from now through 15 July. Decisions will be sent out in mid-August. Please inform us with your abstract submission if you plan to attend in-person or virtually. Abstracts can be submitted through EasyChair at https://easychair.org/cfp/WILA13
Selected papers from the conference will be published. There will be a separate call for papers for the publication.
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